Orange Crush: 10 Essential Plants

Orange Crush: 10 Essential Plants

Orange can be such a fun color to play with in the garden (here’s some tip on how to use this hue), especially when you have a variety of plants in your toolkit. Here are 10 that we recommend ranging from shrubs to perennials and annuals. Be brave and do an entire orange border or container, or slip a few into multi-colored beds. Orange is meant to bring the happy to a garden. Enjoy!

Mango Popsicle Dwarf Poker

Delicious spikes bloom continuously throughout summer and into fall. Drought tolerant. Perennial. Full sun. Zone: 5 – 10


Angel Red® Pomegranate
Zone: 7 – 11

Simply the best pomegranate on the market! Less pulp and higher juice content than others. 10 ft. tall and wide. Full sun.


Double Take Orange™ Flowering Quince
Zone: 5 – 9 

Double flowers in early spring. Thornless! 4 ft. tall and wide. Partial to full sun.


Sundown Big Sky™ Series Coneflower
Zone: 4 – 9

Fragrant flowers on thick stems ideal for cut flower arrangements. Perennial. Full sun.


Tangerine Beauty Crossvine
Zone: 6 – 9

Vigorous, woody vine provides an abundance of stunning, tangerine-colored blooms over a long season. Full sun.


Columbus Montbretia
Zone: 6 – 10

Excellent yellow/orange cut flower and adds dramatic impact to any border, and draws butterflies into the garden. Full sun.


Butterfly Weed
Zone: 4 – 9

N. American native that earns its name, drawing in butterflies by the dozens. Hardy, free-flowering, and well-behaved. Full sun.


Belgian Hybrid Orange Bush Lily
Zone: 9 – 11

Wider and shorter leaves, but still produces clusters of up to 60 vivid flowers on tall stems. Perennial. Full to partial shade.


Garvinea Kendall® Gerber Daisy
Zone: 7 – 10

Long-lasting, brilliant, prolific flowers from early spring until the first frost. Herbaceous perennial. Partial to full sun.


Tropicanna® Canna
Zone: 7 – 11

Exotic foliage and tall stems crowned by large, bright orange blooms. Pair with purples for pow! Perennial. Full sun.

Bring them home!